Sponsored  April 30, 2021  Charlie Pogacar

SCAD Hosting Virtual Open Studio Sale 

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"Cliffside Portal," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Canvas. 15" x 15". $500. 

Spring 2021 Open Studio Sale features over 1,000 works from SCAD students and alumni.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is virtually hosting a SCAD Open Studio art sale this weekend, beginning Friday, April 30, and concluding on Sunday, May 2. The online portal features 345 student, alumni, and faculty artists, with over 1,000 jury-selected works available, including paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and illustrations. 

The semiannual event has become a destination for collectors, art enthusiasts, and interior decorators looking to find cutting-edge art and design. The limited-run event presents the opportunity to acquire works from SCAD’s accomplished network of professional artists and creatives. 

“We are so excited for this spring’s Open Studio event and to invite collectors from around the world to preview and shop the best of the best from SCAD’s uber-talented students, alumni, and faculty,” says Victoria Gildersleeve, associate director of SCAD Art Sales. “The diverse range of artworks featured in this season’s Open Studio truly showcases the excellence of SCAD’s network and will appeal to all types of collectors.” 

An exciting new element of this year’s event is the formation of an expert panel that will select and curate top picks from the thousands of available works. The panel consists of interior designer John Gidding, designer Ghislaine Viñas, art curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, as well as contemporary artist MOJO, and their curations will be shared across SCAD’s social media platforms, including the @scadartsales Instagram channel. 

The Open Studio art sale also offers a “View in Room” feature—available through the ArtCloud mobile app—that allows a simulated preview of what a work would look like inside a collector’s home. 

Three Artist Highlights 

To give a feel for the type of work that will be available at the SCAD Open Studio art sale, three artists are highlighted below. 

Yana Dimitrova

Yana Dimitrova is a painter and printmaker who received a B.F.A. from SCAD in 2006, and an M.F.A. from SCAD in 2009. She uses painting “as a process of storytelling, archiving fictional and factual narratives.” The stories are meant to be shared and engaged with. 

“I hope, when viewing my work, that the audience can feel that there is room for their experiences and stories in the work as well,” Dimitrova says. “I know growing up we had only one painting at home, and it was a portrait of a woman. Looking at that work all the time has given me so much more than I could describe. I would say, some kind of strength, imagination somehow was seeping through the image. I wish maybe some feeling like that for a person to take away from my work.” 

Yana Dimitrova Imagined Remembered Landscape

"A Remembered Imagined Landscape" by Yana Dimitrova. Painting—oil on canvas. 44" x 55", $7,690. 

Chetan Singh Kunwar

Chetan Singh Kunwar is a New York-based visual designer who received an M.A. from SCAD in Graphic Design and Visual Experience. Kunwar’s strengths include design research, branding, typography, and illustration. Originally from India, his work often reflects his interests in conventional theories presented from a modern perspective. In particular, Kunwar intends to challenge the idea that art is only meant to be looked at. 

“When you think of art, it has traditionally been a magnificent piece that is framed and hung on your wall which you are usually not allowed to touch,” Kunwar says. “My inspiration comes from anything and everything tactile. With these tufted pieces, I break that notion of ‘Do Not Touch.’ I encourage people to feel the surface and experience it not just with their eyes but also with a sense of touch.”

Chetan Singh Kunwar
SCAD

"Sprinkle Tufted Artwork," by Chetan Singh Kunwar. Fibers. 38" x 30". $500. 

Chetan Singh Kunwar
SCAD

"Doodle Tufted Artwork," by Chetan Singh Kunwar. Fibers. 40" x 32". $500. 

Chetan Singh Kunwar
SCAD

"Okay Tufted Artwork," by Chetan Singh Kunwar. Fibers. 31" x 29". $400.

Jeremiah Jossim

Jeremiah Jossim is a photographer residing in the Savannah, Georgia area after receiving a B.F.A. in Photography from SCAD in 2010. He recently completed a residency at the Hambidge Center in Northern Georgia and has exhibited his work regionally and nationally. 

Jossim explores the distortion of thoughts and memories, conjuring up landscapes in colorful chaos, or surrounding childhood memories in grids of geometric mandalas, investigating the idea that the way one arrives at a recollection is as important as the memory itself. The work also deals with issues affecting modern civilization, including climate change. 

“I find inspiration in alternative ways of living, camping culture, and the overall relationship we have to nonhuman environments and ecosystems,” Jossim says. “All of those influences exist beautifully for all their flaws and joys. We are slowly destroying this planet, but some are working tirelessly to bring about change and engage in critical conversations around sustainability and global warming. It’s in those spaces that I find a deep creative well for continued making.”

Jeremiah Jossim
SCAD

"Alison," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Panel. 22" x 22". $1,200. 

Jeremiah Jossim
SCAD

"Cliffside Portaledge 1," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Canvas. 15" x 15". $500. 

"Cliffside Portal," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Canvas. 15" x 15". $500. 
SCAD

"Cliffside Portal," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Canvas. 15" x 15". $500. 

Jeremiah Jossim
SCAD

"Disintegrated Horizon," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Panel. 65" x 48". $5,000.

Jeremiah Jossim
SCAD

"Cliffside," by Jeremiah Jossim. Painting—Oil on Panel. 22" x 17". $1,000.

The SCAD Open Studio is taking place now on the SCAD Art Sales website

Launched in Winter 2016, SCAD Art Sales is a full-service art consultancy that offers distinctive design and curatorial services to a global clientele of collectors and public and private-sector businesses and organizations. With access to over 45,000 artists, SCAD Art Sales represents a unique channel whereby SCAD champions and promotes its talented students and alumni. 

About the Author

Charlie Pogacar

Charlie Pogacar is the Custom Content Associate Editor at Journalistic, Inc. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Abby, and boxer pup, Frankie.

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